„There is great skill in knowing how to conceal one's skill.“

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écrivain, moraliste et mémorialiste français 1613 - 1680
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„For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.“

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Variant translations Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting.

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„I'm a rodeo clown. It takes great skill.“

—  Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964

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„All human beings have an innate skill — survival skill. The fact that poor are still alive is a proof of their ability to survive. We do not need to teach them how to survive. They know this already.“

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„Lawyer – One skilled in the circumvention of the law.“

—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1913

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„A founder's skill is knowing how to recognize new patterns and to pivot on a dime. At times the pattern is noise, and the vision turns out to be a hallucination.“

—  Steve Blank American businessman 1953
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„Centre of all Its various Pow'r and Skill
Is One Divine, Immutable Good Will.“

—  John Byrom Poet, inventor of a shorthand system 1692 - 1763
Context: Endless Perfections after all conspire, And to adore excite and to admire; But to plain Minds the Plainest Pow'r Above Is Native Goodness to attract our Love; Centre of all Its various Pow'r and Skill Is One Divine, Immutable Good Will. The True Grounds Of Eternal And Immutable Rectitude" St. 8

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